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A film about a weird and wonderful double feature revival theater dedicated to 35mm & cinema since 1978 - and why it still matters.
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julia marchese

859 backers pledged $81,570 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator William Hoschele on March 31

      When are we going to be receiving our DVDs?

    2. Creator Florian on January 14

      Hey, I was just wondering if there is an estimation for the DVDs yet?

    3. Creator Tony Ceccarelli on July 24, 2014

      How come the trailer wasn't mentioned on here? Kind of surprised to have had to find out there was one out from somewhere else.

    4. Creator Christopher Ball on March 17, 2014

      I don't know what i donated, and I cant seem to look it up on the site here. Glad it got made and I look forward to seeing it one day. As one of the few people around with a 35mm theatre, i'd love to see a print one day.

    5. Creator Peter Regan on May 25, 2012

      Really looking forward to this project. It's also making me get of my arse and actually start work on my short film proper.

    6. Creator Annelie on May 25, 2012

      Lovely project, am looking forward to seeing it and wishing you loads of success - and lots of fun while making it! Enjoy the ride!

    7. Creator Jim Delaney on May 24, 2012

      As happy as I am for you, I'm happier for movie-nerddom out here, for when we get to see your finished film :-) Thank you for taking on this story!

    8. Creator Oonagh MacIain on May 24, 2012

      Congratulations! That was a huge goal & it was looking kinda close when I went to bed last night. So pleased to wake up & see success!

      Somehow never knew about the New Beverly when I lived in L.A. for a bit previously, because I was wrapped up in stuff, but I'm moving back & will definitely be by!

    9. Creator Alexia Anastasio on May 24, 2012

      Congrats Julia, from one girl filmmaker to another. I am here for you for any advice throughout the process. Feel free to reach out. All my best, Alexia

    10. Creator Larry Hartstein on May 24, 2012

      Congratulations, Julie! YOU DID IT! (Not that we doubted you for one second...) Can't WAIT to see the result!

    11. Creator NoirDame Productions on May 24, 2012

      Congratulations!

    12. Creator Rick Bourn on May 24, 2012

      You did it!! I'm so proud to be a part of this project!

    13. Creator Elina on May 24, 2012

      Congratulations, Julia! Looking forward to the film and hopefully visiting the New Beverly in person sometime soon.

    14. Creator Rob Schultz on May 24, 2012

      @Tim Branan - We're all just suckers for that 3-act structure.

    15. Creator MakeLikeAMonkeyProductions on May 24, 2012

      Congratulations! Warmed my heart to see this get funded. Viva La Film!

    16. Creator Nimo Yusuf on May 24, 2012

      FUCK YEAH! Well done Julia, and thank you to everyone! I regret not having gone to The Bev last summer, as I was in Cali (as i intended to go). But I'll pop down this year for sure. Hugs for everyone. :D

    17. Creator Charles Coleman on May 24, 2012

      Congrats!

    18. Creator Logan Crow on May 24, 2012

      CONGRATULATIONS!! So excited and proud to have supported this project. LONG LIVE THE NEW BEVERLY!

    19. Creator PalmDoorFilms on May 24, 2012

      Congrats! Had a feeling...

    20. Creator Megan Welch on May 24, 2012

      Wooo!!!!!! So glad this will now come to life!

    21. Creator Robert Bruce Garlinghouse on May 24, 2012

      @Tim Many of us just heard about this, most from @neilhimself on Twitter.

      @Julia, congatulations!

    22. Creator Kurt Kuenne on May 24, 2012

      Congratulations! :)

    23. Creator Chris on May 24, 2012

      Awwww yeah.

    24. Creator Martin Wurst on May 24, 2012

      holy crap! that's it!!!

    25. Creator Bleeding Skull! Video on May 24, 2012

      I'd love to post more, but I'm broker than the Ten Commandments.

    26. Creator Chris on May 24, 2012

      Almost there.

    27. Creator Tim Branan on May 23, 2012

      where were all these backers while the kickstarter was languishing?
      not that I'm complaining, but why wait till the last minute?

    28. Creator Martin Wurst on May 23, 2012

      too close! you're only 9 thousand away, 19 hours to go, but you're gonna pull though!!! (inspirational pelvic thrust to the movie gods) BAM!

    29. Creator B. Neil Plumley on May 23, 2012

      I wish I could give more. Go get 'em Julia.

    30. Creator George Florence on May 23, 2012

      From one Rep theatre to another - we wish you all the best for the success of the doco project. We are The Astor Theatre in Melbourne Australia, and we're fighting the same battle over here to protect and keep available 35mm, as well as issues with longevity of our tenure (lease has not been renewed). Have made a pledge and hope you reach your target. You can read about some of our similar issues at the blog post at www.astortheatre.net.au George Florence.

    31. Creator NoirDame Productions on May 22, 2012

      I unabashedly love digital film, but I also love revival houses and the kind of culture that exists at the New Beverly.

      I've tweeted it to the classic film folks on my list, hope it helps.

    32. Creator Kurt Kuenne on May 22, 2012

      Thanks for the great work you're doing, Julia; beyond your very important quest on behalf of 35mm film lovers everywhere, I love that you're documenting the history of the theatre, one of my favorite haunts in L.A. It's always a pleasure to be greeted with your smile when stepping up to the ticket booth, and your love for the place was obvious even before I saw your trailer (and made the connection that the young lady with the cool hair was also the person making this film). I've donated, but please let me know if I can be of any help in any other way. All the best to you!

    33. Creator Trevor McClung on May 16, 2012

      There's no such thing as "Digital Film". I hate when people say that. Film is the medium that resembles our own imaginations the most. Digital is one's and zero's so everything is fake. Directors that use it are worse than people that wear knock offs and drive kit cars. Art is about realism.

      300 years from now, classic reels of film like Gone With The Wind will still be seen but 30 years from now, today's digital movie equipment will be like the floppy disk... gone with the trash.

    34. Creator Sarah Gooch on May 15, 2012

      Good luck, I hope you receive the cash you need. Look forward to hearing your news about the project in future!

    35. Creator Ryan Fraser on May 15, 2012

      Hey Jewels, hope this project take off for you!!! You had me when I seen the Plaza viewing Rocky Horror Picture Show, sure wish Vegas could hold on to some of the old culture... Good luck!

    36. Creator Derek on May 14, 2012

      I like the idea of a documentary on revival theaters but just hope we also get a solid history on the New Beverly as well.

    37. Creator Allen Heinen on May 11, 2012

      I just want to put it out there that I LOVE what you're doing with this documentary. Though I've only been to the New Beverly Cinema once, it made an impression on me, and I plan on coming back in the future. I had such a great time the night I went (Kevin Smith's "Red State" / Q&A this passed August), that I framed the post card flyers that were being handed out that night.

      See? :-) http://i48.tinypic.com/2mq2bm0.jpg

      It's just unfortunate that I live almost over an hour away, not allowing me to go as often as I'd like. Despite losing my job over a year ago and being on unemployment, I still pledged; I REALLY want to see this come to fruition. So, thank you for taking the time to do this.

    38. Creator David Stezaker on May 7, 2012

      Your the best! Wish I could lose my job and go there every night !:)

    39. Creator Monica Haynes-Nino on May 4, 2012

      Thank you for creating the petition to support this fight. As a movie industry professional for over 20 years, I have seen how the industry has changed since the introduction of digital film. I don't think all new medium is a good thing, especially when it threatens the already tenuous livelihoods of those working as projectionists, a classification of the AMPTP started when this industry was in it's infancy.
      I am a lover of old 35mm films and the projectors that run them. I learned how to run a projector while a student at UCLA in the mid 1980's. My boyfriend at the time, a film student at Melnitz, taught me how to run it and gave me an appreciation for classic and cult films alike. It is wrong to hold these films and those who wish to display them hostage to a hostile industry takeover by the digital film format. Both formats can, and should be able to co-exist while there are those who wish to shoot on, preserve , distribute and view 35mm prints. There are enough new movie theaters for the masses to see first run features on digital film, 3D, or any other format they want.
      Please keep 35 alive!

    40. Creator John Nelson on May 2, 2012

      The New Beverly has been our favorite theater for the 15+ years we've been out here. Glad to see this being made.

    41. Creator John Rouse on April 30, 2012

      I've only seen a few features at New Bev (and double features like at Michael Biehn night!) but I drive past everyday! I hope this can get funded!

    42. Creator Oonagh MacIain on April 26, 2012

      No idea how I never knew about this theater when I lived in L.A. Guess I was being all Hollywood & self-absorbed or something. Hehe. Anyway... I'm hoping to be back in LA in a few months & would love to visit, so hoping your film can help keep it going. Sorry I can't do more right now, but hope it helps. :) Best of luck!

    43. Creator julia marchese on April 26, 2012

      thanks so much!!

    44. Creator Paul Maskell on April 26, 2012

      Good luck with the project. It sounds like an excellent idea.

    45. Creator dennis przywara on April 26, 2012

      I don't even know you but I LOVE the New Bev and what you people there do to keep it running! Hooray! Can't wait to see this. Plus, I figure you saved me so much money by having your double features that I had to give something!

      Rock on!